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This newsletter will help you with Women’s History Month, Civics in the Classroom, Purpose Learning & More
Portal to Mars in Augmented Reality
With the new Mission to Mars app for iOS, users can drive a rover, walk the Martian surface, and play robot geologist, all in augmented reality. The Mission to Mars app offers seven experiences, starting with an overview of Martian geography.
SPOTLIGHT! On Women Who Changed the World
International Women’s Day has been commemorated across the world on March 8 since 1911, and every United States President has marked March as Women’s History Month since 1995. Although the right to vote is a common topic of study in classrooms when students examine women’s history, many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women’s history in the United States encompasses. On the next page, you’ll find five sources for free lessons and other resources for diving deeply into women’s triumphs in every arena.